DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.09.039
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Miyuki Fujioka, Yoshimitsu Otomo

Abstract: Campylobacter is widely known as one of the most common food borne pathogens which causes acute bacterial diarrhea in humans worldwide and C. jejuni and C. coli are the predominant bacteria that causes Campylobacteriosis. C. jejuni usually hydrolyzes hippuric acid to benzoic acid and glycine and this simple hippurate hydrolysis test is used to rapidly distinguish C. jejuni from C. coli in many clinical microbiological laboratories. However, sometimes the test gives variable results, which might be due to the i…

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